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dbblsanta
07-01-2010, 01:40 AM
So an old, fat guy wearing American-flag pajama bottoms which were two sizes too small for him walks into my line. During our bizarre conversation I could never tell if he was joking with me or not. His tone of voice was dead serious but what he was saying was just so off the wall I didn't know how to react:

PJs: So do you have any money on you in case I'm short?
Me: I'm sorry?
PJs: Will you pay for me if I don't have enough?
Me: Oh ha ha sorry, afraid not.
PJs: Well, I guess you're not good for anything then.
Me: :eek::confused::cry::confused::eek:

I ring him out. The order comes to $9.67. He hands me the 67 cents.

PJs: Hey, just punch $9 into the system.
Me: Absolutely not. You owe nine dollars.
PJs: Well, you're awfully pushy!
Me: :eek::confused::cry::confused::eek:

PJ man gives me a ten.

PJs: Well I'll be getting 100 dollars back in change then.
Me: Your change is $1. Have a good day. Goodbye.

As he's leaving.

PJs: [sarcastically] You know, you have an excccellllentttt sense of humor!

Geeze Crazy PJ Guy. The whole "I'm poor joke" wasn't particularly a hoot to begin with. What made you think that extending it for the entire duration of me checking you out was going to win me over?

Bright_Star
07-01-2010, 01:53 AM
When I was a cashier & some moron tried to joke around with me, I'd just continue what I was doing. Then they'd tell me that I had no sense of humour. I so wanted to tell them that I wasn't there for their personal amusement.

bainsidhe
07-01-2010, 02:06 AM
*after he hands you the ten*

Oh, I'm sorry sir, you're still 5 dollars short. See, now both of us can be hilaaaarious. :rolleyes:

XCashier
07-01-2010, 05:06 AM
Some people can tell a joke. They spin a funny story like Bill Cosby or George Carlin, or make a wisecrack like Bob Hope or Groucho Marx. Thing is, you can tell they're being funny. It's in the voice and the expression.

Stony face and dead serious voice do not create humor. Saying mean things to someone and then trying to wiggle out of trouble by saying, "I'm only joking! Gee, get a sense of humor!" is not being funny, it's being a jerk. And deep down, they know they are being jerks. :mad:

Kristev
07-01-2010, 07:33 AM
Sometimes, if people bother me with jokes or being truly annoying, I counter with Dorothy Zbornack lines.

Bunny the Veggie Slayer
07-01-2010, 07:50 PM
PJs: [sarcastically] You know, you have an excccellllentttt sense of humor!

"Yes, I know. Thank you... By the way looooove the pants!

Crossbow
07-01-2010, 08:26 PM
"I do have an excellent sense of humor. That's why I didn't laugh at your abysmal attempts at being funny."

wagegoth
07-01-2010, 08:37 PM
One of my faves from Men in Black:

Beatrice: You here to make fun of me too?
Kay: No, ma'am. We at the FBI do not have a sense of humor we're aware of. May we come in?
Beatrice: Sure.

mariamousie1
07-01-2010, 09:17 PM
I have a very straight face when I joke. I'm told it can be confusing.
I guess that's what's going on here?

Whiskey
07-02-2010, 12:44 AM
Sometimes, if people bother me with jokes or being truly annoying, I counter with Dorothy Zbornack lines.

I'm not ashamed to say you're my favorite right now.

Also, you can joke about a lot of things in a cashier line, but money isn't one of them. Especially not dead-pan humor.

El Pollo Guerrera
07-02-2010, 05:17 AM
"Sorry, I'm not allowed to have a sense of humour at work. It's against company policy."